I had foot surgery and have to wear athletic/walking shoes for quite a while. I ordered this shoe in brown first, and loved it so much that I ordered it in black. They are very comfortable, and have worn great. Even though part of the top and the sides are suede, they still look new after wearing them for several months. The fit for me was perfect - I ordered my normal shoe size. Of the two colors, brown is my favorite. The "bling" shows up much more on the brown pair. I've gotten lots of compliments on those at work... even a couple of the men in my office commented on them. The black look great too, though - my physical therapist said she'd never seen any like them .